Posted by The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on March 8, 2012 of
I’m certainly not an animal rights activist. However, I work with captive wildlife and am well aware of the contentious debates between some advocacy groups concerning their respective interests and perhaps distorted views. Some of their reactive discourse may pale in comparison to what has transpired in the past few days among celebrities on Twitter.
An excerpt from the “Twitter War” being waged between the world famous pin-ups and controversial animal activists Barbi Twins and mom, supermodel, and successful business woman Kathy Ireland:
Shane Barbi said, “Compassion has no boundaries. Learn to love and respect beyond your own race, religion sex and species. Loving only your own species is specism; narcissistic bigotry.”
In response to that, the Barbi Twins said, “For the most part people have choices and animals don’t. However, why does it have to be either or? If we are a so-called evolved species I feel we have an obligation and a responsibility to take care of those humans in need and non-human species that are often deemed less evolved, rather then exploit them.”
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